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Welcome to SPACELAB AUDIO MIXING SERVICE!

SPACELAB offers re-amping, mixing and mastering for your songs whether they were recorded in your home studio or at a professional facility, whether you are amateur, semi-pro or professional.

The offer is especially aimed at bands from the styles rock, metal, prog or punk who need a fat sound for their tracks. Easy and uncomplicated.

Please check the references for sound examples.

In addition, you can produce perfect vocals or perform other recordings here.

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Recording
Re-amping

Latest works:

NIGHTQUEEN (BE) album “Seduction” (mix, master)

SECRET RULE (IT) album “The 7 Endless” (mix)

EYEVORY (D) album “Aurora” (mix)

UNZENSIERT (D) dbl album “Unsere Zeit” (mix, master)

About

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Christian “Moschus” Moos

I have been working as a pro for over 20 years, I am a musician and have produced and mixed 140+ albums for many bands, such as Delain, Haken, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody or the german Betontod.

Besides current software, each mix basically involves a collection of excellent analog tools, e.g. UREI 1178, SSL Bus Compressor, Klark Teknik and various SPL devices. Also two Lexicon reverbs and a Kemper profiling amp are in use.

Music is my passion,

so I made it my profession.

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Services in detail

Mixing

Mixing, Mastering

- Analogue summing. High-End 19-inch outboard -

In the simplest case you send me all individual tracks without effects. Real acoustic drums and clean DI guitars and basses are perfect. Instructions on how to prepare everything for a mix can be found here:

Editing

Editing

If necessary, a mix may include timing corrections as well as sound enhancement of acoustic drum tracks by means of optional sound replacing. Or guitars and other instruments have to be tweaked. If necessary, vocals can be optimized for timing and intonation via Melodyne.

Recording
Recording

Vocal recording

Many bands have problems recording perfect vocal tracks because they lack the necessary equipment. Solo artists and singer songwriters can track vocals or smaller acoustic instruments right here at the mixing suite, with excellent equipment. For example vocals per tube microphone ELA M 251 E (Clone), followed by Glockenklang Bugatti Class A MicPre, original UREI 1178 Peak Limiter and SPL De-Esser.

Re-amping

Re-amping

If you cannot record high-quality guitar or bass sounds yourself, I'll re-amp your tracks using a Kemper Profiling Amplifier (Digital Top Notch Technology). It is also possible to record acoustic or electric guitars right here at Spacelab.

Recording 

- Digital drum recording or analogue live studio recordings -

 

At  a nice studio in 41748 Viersen (Germany) you have the possibility to record. 

Especially drum recording is often relocated to a professional studio for quality reasons, even if a band records all the other instruments themselves.

 

However, what sets it apart from most other studios, in addition to the analog Harrison C 4032 console (1978), is the presence of a full-featured analogue 24-track 2-inch tape machine, model Ampex MM1200 (1979).

Bands that play stoner rock, blues or retro rock (AC-DC, Black Crowes…) and who insist on recording their basic tracks live at a studio (dr, bs, rhy gtrs), will have a great time there!

If you are interested, please ask for further information.

Harrison C4032
Ampex MM1200
Outboard

Audio tape transfer

- professional 2 inch master tapes -

If you need to transfer your old 2-inch master tapes into the digital domain, no problem. These must be 16- or 24-track tapes running at 15 or 30 ips. I also take care of the necessary "tape baking". SPACELAB has already digitized 40-year-old tapes (including GROBSCHNITT “Solar Music”, or Dan Swanö's archive tapes). My 2-inch machine has been retrofitted with ball-bearing rolling guides, allowing old tapes to be played smoothly. In 2015, the machine was overhauled and re-capped).

Tapereel

References

Here you can listen to sound samples:

Mix-Medley “heavy”

Mix-Medley “dynamic”

LT RHAPSODY COVER

At my former recording and production studio (Spacelab Studio R.I.P.) since 1998 over 140 albums of many bands were produced. Most of them were completely produced there, some just re-amped and mixed, for others I only did recordings.

Amongst the most well-known acts, who have booked the SPACELAB several times, is the Dutch female fronted metal band  DELAIN. In addition to various album recordings for their early albums, all live tracks from all Delain bonus CDs up to and including "The Human Contradiction" have been mixed here to date.

The first two albums of the well-known British Prog Rockers "HAKEN" ("Aquarius" 2010 and "Visions" 2011) also got the final touch here, just like their video on the ProgPower USA 2011 DVD.

German rock or punk bands like BETONTOD, BRDigung or MASSENDEFEKT have produced many of their albums at SPACELAB.

2016 Luca Turilli hired SPACELAB to mix more than 30 live songs, recorded during the last LT´s RHAPSODY tour, and also the world famous Dutch death metal band PESTILENCE produced their last 2 albums at SPACELAB Studio. And not to forget german guitar wizard Dennis Hormes! 

 

Since 2018 and under the pseudonym SPACELAB MIXING SERVICE, I have specialized in mixing songs and albums that bands record at their own studios.

HAKEN COVER 1
HAKEN COVER 2
DELAIN COVER
BETONTOD COVER
DENNIS HORMES COVER
PESTILENCE COVER

Pricing 

There are personalized prices for mix & mastering.

Just ask and we talk about your budget.

(Customers from EU countries pay additional 19% VAT.)

Mixdown single song

SNGL

price on request

5 minutes of material.

Mixdown EP

EP

price on request

Some  20 minutes of material, 4 songs.

*Mastering 50% off*

Mixdown album

LONG

price on request

Some 50 minutes of material, 10 songs.

*Mastering included*

Vocal recording

VOX

price on request

Shortest booking is 3 hours.

Mastering + DDP

MSTR

single song: € 50,-

Stem mastering on request.

Studio recording

STD

starting at € 250,-

One day at recording studio incl. engineer.

Tape transfer

TAPE

€ 130,-

Digitization of ONE 2-inch tape. Each additional tape costs another € 80, -

Fine print:

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All files are exchanged online. For example via WeTransfer or via the SPACELAB ftp server. How your files should be prepared in detail is described here:

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Mixes are provided for you to check as 320kB mp3 files. When all mixes are approved by you, the delivery of the final files (uncompressed wav files) takes place after I received your payment.

You also get the mixes as "not mastered" stereo wav files in 2444 (fullmix).

"Stems" are available on request, the additional time required for it will be charged extra.

I can organize an optional high end mastering by well-known mastering professionals. You have to reckon with additional costs from about € 60, - for a single song. Keep your hands off "incomprehensible cheap" providers or "AI-based mastering”.

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A check of your files is free and without obligation.

Free test master for one song.

Test mix negotiable.

Contact

Fill out this form if you would like a quote for your project. For other questions just contact me via e-mail.

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